Supreme Court : Oklahoma 10 commandments statue must be removed

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state must remove its Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol because it violates the state Constitution, which bans using public property for the benefit of a religion.
In a 7-2 decision, justices found that the statue violated Article 2, Section 5 of the state’s Constitution, which says: “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, or system of religion, or for the use, benefit, or support of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher or dignitary, or sectarian institution as such.”



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/oklahoma-supreme-court-ten-commandments-removal-capitol-religion-119604.html#ixzz3eazrYHMI

Leave a Reply